Warrant Book
August 1704, 16-31

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'Warrant Book: August 1704, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 338-346. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84555 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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August 1704, 16-31

Aug. 16. Money warrant for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Robert Ford for half a year to June 24 last on his several fees as Keeper of her Majesty's gardens at Newmarket. Money Book XVII, p. 198. Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
Same for 30l. to Robert Stephens, messenger [of the Chamber] appointed to look after the Printing Press for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance or salary of 50l. and 10l. per an. for charges and expenses. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 202. Order Book VI, p. 150. Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
Same for 200l. to Henry Baker upon account for Crown Law suits. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 204. Order Book VI. p. 150. Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay or allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on 17 orders for in all 23,000l. on the seventh 4s. Aid [2—3 Anne c. 1] drawn in the name of Charles Fox [as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] and by him assigned respectively to Thomas Hall (10,000l.), Scorey Barker (3000l.), Lady Elizabeth Loyd (1200l.), Lancelot Burton (7000l.), Edward Fleetwood (800l.), Christopher Montagu (500l.), Henry Guy (500l.). Order Book VI, p. 147.
Money order for 85l. to Benjamin Bennett, Lieutenant Governor of Bermudas, for 1704 Lady day quarter on his several allowances of 240l. as Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief and 100l. per an. in lieu of gifts from the Assemblies of the Islands. Ibid., p. 149.
Letter of direction for 6200l. 6s. 7d. to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber : out of Civil List moneys : to be by him paid over as follows :
£ s. d.
for the established allowances payable in that Office for the quarter ended at Midsummer last 5066 8 8
to Mr. Incledon [for 89½ days] at 6s. 8d. a day as by warrant of the Lord Chamberlain 29 16 8
to Mr. Churchill for stationery wares as by like warrant 232 11 3
to Sir David Mitchell for attending the House of Peers from 1703 Nov. 9, to 1704 April 3 at 6s. 8d. a day 43
to John Cocks for disbursements for chests for the Council Chamber 44 10 0
for travelling charges to the servants who attended [the Queen] at Windsor and Bath last year 1703 pursuant to the Establishment 650
to Mr. Brand for writing two letters as per [royal] warrant [of July 3 last] supra p. 287 20 0 0
for watermen's bills to Midsummer 1704 114
£6200 6 7
Disposition Book XVII, p. 126.
Same for 887l. 14s. 5¾d. to William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : out of Civil List moneys : and is intended to discharge the debt for works done at Windsor Castle for the quarter ended at Lady day last. Ibid.
Same for 10,307l. 15s. 5¼d. to the Honble. Francis Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household : out of same : upon accompt for paying the salaries, pensions and emptions due on the Cofferer's Establishment and is to complete the quarter due at Midsummer last. Ibid., p. 127.
Same for 6073l. 11s. 4¼d. to the Paymaster of the Works : out of same : and is to be applied as follows :
£ s. d.
for discharging the debt in the Office of the Works for the quarter ended March 31 last 4112 7
to complete 6961l. 3s. 6¾d. being the charge of the new building at St. James's ; 5000l. having been already issued for that service 1961 3
£6073 11
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed two estimates [missing] of Mr. Wise for new works in the Gardens at Kensington and for the building a barn for the deer in St. James's Park. (This letter is in cancellation of that of June 16 last supra p. 277). Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 423.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of William Squire for a place as Queen's waiter in the Customs. The Lord Treasurer recommends him for same. Ibid., p. 424.
Same to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox to advance to Brigadier Shrimpton his pay from July 3 last to Dec. 24 next according to the Establishment for [the Forces in] Portugal. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ellinor Wrenn, widow of Capt. Ralph Wrenn, praying payment of the arrears of her pension of 100l. per an. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed observations [missing] laid before my Lord by Charles Godolphin (one of your number) that there was formerly an officer established in Dublin at 60l. per an. to keep an account of Certificate goods imported into Ireland from England and proposing the re-establishment of such an officer. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed constitution and memorial [missing] of Gilbert Jones, woodward and keeper of the several walks of Chapel Henholt and West Henholt in Waltham Forest, to wit as to his claim to windfalls &c. Ibid., p. 429.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ralph Sneyd and Peter Spendelow, two of the sureties of Thomas Spendelow, late Receiver General of co. Stafford for stay of process against them ; they having paid their proportions and having at their own expense extended the estate of Lawton, another surety, for the remaining part, being 689l. Reference Book VIII, p. 114.
Same to Henry Wise of the petition of William Clark praying to be employed in St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 115.
Aug. 17. William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to procure 20,000l. to be advanced on tallies and orders in your hands on the Land Tax anno 1704 : at not more than 5 per cent. interest. (Same to the Navy Commissioners dated Aug. 19 to apply said sum to the head of Wages). Disposition Book XVII, p. 128.
Treasury reference to Mr. Burton of the petition of Ann Balderston et al., Sisters of the Savoy, praying payment of their salary of 4l. 10s. 0d. and 6l. per an. in lieu of lodging, which is in arrear since 1699 Xmas. Reference Book VIII, p. 115.
Same to same of the petition of the Ministers, Chapel wardens and Porter of the Savoy praying payment of 251l. 3s. 1d. due for salary and repairs. Ibid.
Aug. 17 & 18. Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Cowper, Receiver General of Land Tax for cos. Northampton and Rutland, praying to be Receiver of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for said counties and proposing his sureties detailed.
The like petition of George Dixon, same for co. Somerset and Bristol, praying to be same for said county of Somerset. Ibid.
Aug. 17. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of James Taylor of St. James's, Westminster gent, as Receiver General of the Land Tax, anno 1704, for the palaces of Whitehall, St. James's and the Verge thereof.
Prefixing : said Taylor's petition and the Taxes Agents' report thereon. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 41.
Aug. 18. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply to the ordinary of the Navy 7000l. remaining in the hands of the Navy Treasurer by the disposition of tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1704, and 1000l. out of the moneys in said Treasurer's hands arisen by the sale of decayed stores. Disposition Book XVII, p. 128.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Victualling Commissioners. I have read to the Lord Treasurer your letter of yesterday concerning the contract for the furnishing of wine and oil and money to her Majesty's Fleet at Lisbon. Send to his lordship a list of the bills that have been drawn from Lisbon pursuant to said contract. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 425.
Aug. 19. Letter of direction for 2737l. 18s. 4d. to John How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] : out of the Queen's share of prizes : to be applied as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. towards the charge of 10,000 men for sea service
for 28 days' subsistence to Col. Rivers' Regiment to Sept. 24 next 737 18 4
to Lord Paston's Regiment on account of subsistence 700
to Col. Rooke's Regiment on the same account 700
to the six Companies added to the Regiments of Cols. Handasyde, Livesay and Whetham 100l. each on account of subsistence 600
£2737 18 4
Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wise to perform forthwith the works about the Gardens at Kensington and about a deerhouse and other works in St. James's Park to your estimate of 3318l. 12s. 3d. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 425.
Aug. 21. Money warrant for 57l. 2s. 4½d. to John Noble for a surplusage in his account as sheriff of co. Hereford for the year ended 1703 Sept. 29 arising by his payments for the arrest of Thomas Pritchard and Thomas Husbands robbers on the high way. Money Book XVII, p. 204. Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay 292l. 10s. 0d., to Emanuell Scroop How, Lieutenant and Keeper of the Forests of Alice Holt and Wolmer, for 2¼ years to June 24 last on the allowance of 130l per an. for two keepers in Wolmer Forest and three keepers in Alice Holt Forest : with dormant warrant for said 130l. per an. for the future. Money Book XVII, p. 204.
Money warrant for 25l. to Thomas Hewitt, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, for half a year to 1704 Lady day on his fee. Ibid., p. 205. Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay or allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on two orders for in all 20,000l. on the seventh 4s. Aid [2—3 Anne c. 1] drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton [as Treasurer of the Navy] and by him assigned to the Bank of England. Order Book VI, p. 151.
William Lowndes to Mr. Travers and Mr. Wilcox to propose a reward fit to be made to Robert Driver who has been serviceable in discovering great wastes committed in Rockingham Forest and great quantities of timber there belonging to the Queen and fit for the Navy : all in order to save the poor man a long attendance on the Navy Commissioners for their purveyor's report thereon. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 426.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Edward Trelawney of two tenements in Newland and another tenement in Clenacombe alias Clevacombe, parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior co. Cornwall, and of a tenement in Upton, parcel of said manor ut supra p. 297.
Prefixing : particulars by Deputy Auditor John Tailer and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by : undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 324-7, 463.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against John Evelyn on his account for Sick and Wounded 1671-2 March 20 to 1675 June 20 on which he is indebted 244l. 4s. 7d. but there being a considerable debt due to him from the Crown. Ibid., p. 338.
Aug. 22. Same by same to the Receipt to pay or allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent. on two orders for in all 10,000l. on the seventh 4s. Aid drawn in the name of John How [as Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons] and by him assigned to Sir Stephen Evance.
The like for two orders for in all 2000l. on same [drawn in the name of same and by him assigned to —]. Order Book VI, p. 151.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report on the petition of Maurice Birchfield ut supra p. 339 and infra p. 387 for continuing the Establishment of an officer at Dublin to keep an account of Certificate goods from England to Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 425.
Same to Mr. Borrett to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Gelot, daughter of Col. Henry Washington, deceased, Ibid., p. 426.
Same to the Board of Greencloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Bening and others setting forth that they were hired by Sir Charles Isaac to attend the late King's service (when his Majesty was last in Holland) in several small stations at 2s. 6d. a day, and praying payment thereof. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of Richard Rose praying to be Receiver of Land Revenue "the present Receiver as he alleges having never renewed his authority since her Majesty's accession." Reference Book VIII, p. 115.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against Ralph Sneyd and Peter Spendelow, sureties of Thomas Spendelow late Receiver General for co. Stafford, ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XVIII, p. 378. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 320.
Aug. 23. William Lowndes to Mr. How to apply (out of the money you have lately raised on the tallies and orders in your hands on the seventh 4s. Aid) the sum of 11,253l. 8s. 8d. for 28 days' subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in England from Aug. 25 inst. to Sept. 21 next. Disposition Book XVII, p. 130.
Aug. 25. Money order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Battely, Second Secondary in the Lord Chamberlain's Office, for one year to 1704 Lady day for his pains in the execution of all originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer. Order Book VI, p. 151.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to Charles Fox : out of the money of the Additional 25 per cent. on French goods : and is to be on account of alliances with Savoy and to be paid over in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn for that value by Richard Hill, her Majesty's Envoy in Savoy, for special service relating to the war. Disposition Book XVII, p. 130.
Same for 6974l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : out of loans on the One Third Tonnage and Poundage [2—3 Anne c. 18] : and is to be applied to the Victualling, to wit, for bills of exchange, Necessary Money and Contingencies of the Victualling. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Visct. Cornbury, Governor of New York, touching his proceedings in relation to the Eagle galley seized by Mr. Byerley there for having some Canary wines on board, being European goods not from England ; and a letter and other papers [all missing] from Mr. Byerley justifying his proceedings in relation to that seizure. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 426.
Same to same to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] transmitted to the Lord Treasurer by John Dansey, collector of Potomac District in Maryland, of ships entering and clearing there between 1703 March 27 and 1704 April 10. Ibid., p. 427.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations the enclosed letter and papers [missing] received from Col. Quarry, Surveyor General of Her Majesty's Customs in America, containing some observations on the tobacco trade "as also of the Government of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland etc." Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of the [accounts of the] Army to examine and prepare a state of the enclosed accounts [missing] sent by Visct. Cornbury, Governor of New York, of the late Earl of Bellomont, Col. Nanfan and Mr. Champanty relating to the Forces in New York ; whereby it appears to the Lord Treasurer that considerable sums of money due to those Forces remain in the hands of the said Nanfan, Champanty and the executors of said Earl. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to give order to the several Collectors of Stamp Duties to return up all the moneys they possibly can between this and Michaelmas next : and to the Receiver General to pay as much as may be into the Exchequer by that time. (The like letter to the Salt Commissioners). Ibid., p. 428.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edmund Harry, late collector of Customs at Falmouth, shewing that he was dismissed on account of an entry of a parcel of tobacco for Holland [which was] less than the cocquet ; that at the time he was sick and trusted to the Deputy Customer and Comptroller's examination : therefore praying to be restored. Reference Book VIII, p. 116.
Treasury reference to Mr. Roop and Mr. Atkinson of the petition of Richard Darby praying to be employed as Agent for the Transport Service in Portugal, vacant by the removal of Daniel Sadler ; [petitioner] being to attend Mr. Morrice, Paymaster of her Majesty's Forces in Portugal, and thereby in the way of acting as agent aforesaid. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Receiver of Salvage money : to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated St. James's Aug 3 inst. for paying to Andrew Seile, master of the Prince of Orange, and the said ship's Company nine tenths of the value of the English ship Mary : the said Seile being in passage to Newfoundland under convoy of the Canterbury when they met a French privateer of 18 guns which had taken a merchant ship of London called the Mary and the Canterbury pursued and took the said privateer, and the petitioner chased and retook the ship Mary and carried her to Newfoundland and she has since been decreed to be restored to her owners, the salvage being adjudged to be 278l. 6s. 3d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, pp. 328-9.
Same by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Geo. Dixon as Receiver General for co. Somerset and the city of Bristol of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 41.
Aug. 26. Money warrant for 146l. 19s. 1d. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for a bill, detailed, of incidents for said Commissioners for six months ended June 24 last. (Money order dated Aug. 26 hereon). Money Book XVII, p. 206. Order Book VI, p. 151.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Malt Duty Office for 1703 Dec. 25 quarter : total 650l. 6s. 6¼d. Money Book XVII, p. 207.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office for same quarter : total 868l. 13s. 4½d. Ibid., pp. 209-10.
Money order for 39l. 9s. 8d. to Benjamin Rudyerd, late sheriff of co. Southampton, for the superplusage on his account for the year ended 1703 Sept. 29 : as certified by Anthony Anderson, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. Order Book VI, p. 151. Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
Same for 95l. 10s. 6d. to Sir Clement Fisher, late sheriff of co. Warwick, for a superplusage on his account to same date : as by a like certificate. Order Book VI, p. 167. Disposition Book XVII, p. 129.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed pacquett of papers [missing] from Col. Nicholson, Governor of Virginia, to wit such of them as refer to the revenue under your management. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 427.
Same to Mr. Burchet enclosing from the Lord Treasurer, for the Lord Admiral, several papers relating to John Bridger who was employed to enquire what naval stores could be had in New England : as the Lord Treasurer finds that the Navy Commissioners have reported to the Lord Admiral on this matter. Ibid., p. 428.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Stone praying to be discharged of the 140l. due to the Queen from Henry Rotheram, late collector of her Majesty's revenue in co. Cavan, who died insolvent and for whom Stone was security. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 326.
Aug. 28. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Francis Robarts the office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt void by the death of Sir Christopher Musgrave. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 309-10.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Lady Essex Griffin as royal bounty : out of the receipts from the forfeited estate of Edward, Lord Griffin attainted of high treason. (Money order dated Aug. 30 hereon). Ibid., p. 310. Order Book VI, p. 152.
William Lowndes to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] to pay 1000l. to meet Richard Hill's bill from Savoy. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 428.
Same to Mr. How and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Mr. Thurston, agent to the Company [of Foot] at Newfoundland, has by memorial to the Board of Trade represented that the Coventry man of war (carrying the money for a year's subsistence for said Company) is taken and carried into Brest and that there is danger of losing the provision ship going thither. Please report on his proposals enclosed [missing] for preventing any inconveniences that may happen for want of the said subsistence money and provisions. Ibid.
Same to Henry Baker. The Queen in Council has ordered new commissions to be prepared for trying pirates in the Plantations. You are to pass the commissions at the Queen's charge with all despatch. Ibid., p. 429.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Postmasters General to discharge Ann Jones, widow of Hugh Jones, and Josias Sewell of the debt of 20l. 1s. 8d. due to the Crown from Joseph Ward, a letter carrier deceased for whom they were sureties. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 330.
Same by same to the Stamps Commissioners to appoint William Johns as a distributor of stamped paper for co. Devon and Exeter city in like manner as Benjamin Robins is : it being the Lord Treasurer's intention that they should be equally employed, whereas Robins was so appointed but Johns was only appointed for the city of Exeter see supra p. 218. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a new Commission of the Revenue, Ireland, to include Sir John Bland [in the place of Francis Robarts Esq.] : the new Commissioners to be Thomas Keightley, John South, Sir Thomas Southwell, Samuel Ogle, and Thomas Everard as Commissioners for the revenue of Excise ; and they and Henry Jennison [Tennison] and said Bland to be Commissioners of all other revenue. The present Commission (hereby superseded) was to the said Keightley, South, Southwell, Ogle, Everard as Commissioners of Excise : and Francis Robarts and the said Keightley, South, Southwell, Ogle, Everard and Henry Tennison as Commissioners of the Revenue. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 326-7.
Same to same to pay to Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander, the allowance of 500l. per an. as Master General of the Ordnance [to wit to pay him in full] according to the Establishment notwithstanding the restrictions in the royal warrants of 1702-3 Jan. 29 and 1703-4 Jan. 11. Ibid., p. 327.
Same to same to pay 1000l. each to the Earl of Orrery and Lord Henry Scot as on account of subsistence for the Regiments of Foot which they are commissioned to raise, which are intended to be placed on the Establishment of Ireland for service there. Ibid., p. 328.
Same to same to pay an allowance of 50l. a year as from June 24 last to a French Conforming minister, the number of French Protestants being very great and daily increasing in Ireland and there being but one French Conforming Church in Dublin which is insufficient to contain them all : the Queen being graciously disposed to give all due encouragement for the propagation and increase of the Conforming French Congregation in Ireland, and the same being likewise recommended by the archbishop of Dublin. Ibid., p. 329.
Same to same for a great seal for 3500l. per an. to himself, the Duke of Ormonde, for seven years as a rent from the Crown for a lease to the Crown to be executed by him of the Duties of Prizage and Butlerage in Ireland. Ibid., p. 330.
Aug. 29. William Lowndes to Mr. Hart, receiver of the rents of the late Lord Griffin's estate, to pay into the Exchequer forthwith 100l. of the money in your hands of the said rents. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 427.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fox and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Capt. John Lowen, late Commander of her Majesty's ship Content, praying an allowance of 8d. a man a day for 7168 men and the like for 562 women which by order he carried to Spithead, alleging he is denied to be allowed above 6d. a day for each man and woman. Reference Book VIII, p. 116.